Some Favourites of 2008

ARTIST: Album (Label)
in no particular order

WU FEI: Yuan (Tzadik)
BARA SAMBAROU: Gambari 79 (Totolo)
DAVID GRUBBS: An optimist notes the dusk (Drag City)
FRED FRITH: To sail, sail (Tzadik)
ANTHONY MILTON: Red rag reverie (Pseudoarcana)
STEPHEN MATHIEU: Radioland (Die Schachtel)
BALLA ET SE BALLADINS: The Syliphone Years (Sterns)
STEVE PETERS: The Webster Cycles (Cold Blue)
SAWAKO: Bittersweet (12K)
ALAN COURTIS: Unstringed guitars and cymbals (Blossoming Noise)
JASON KAHN/ASHER: Vista (and/OAR)
KENNETH KIRSCHNER: Filaments & Voids (12k)
EMERALDS: Solar Bridge (Hanson)
MATHIEU RUHLMANN + CELER: Mesoscaphe (Spekk)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Gasba flutes of NE Algeria (Musique du Monde)
MORTON FELDMAN: For Phillip Guston (Wergo)
LOU HARRISON: Por Gitaro (Mode)
FRANK DEYNER: Silenced Voices (Mode)
PETER GARLAND: Three Strange Angels -reissue (Tzadik)
RON GEORGE: The floating bubble (Innova)
EARTH: The bees made honey in the lion's skull (Southern Lord)
SUBTLE: Exiting arm (Lex)
FRANCISCO LOPEZ: Conops (GD Stereo)
KYLE BOBBY DUNN: Fragments & Compositions Of Kyle Bobby Dunn (Sedimental)
DJ OLIVE: Triage (Room40)
KEVIN DRUMM: Imperial distortion (Hospital Productions)
ENSEMBLE WATMON AMONE: Ouganda. Musique Des Acholi (Maison des cultures du monde/Inedit)
SZILARD MEZEI/ALBERT MARKUS: Korom (Creative Sources)
TUJIKO NORIKO: Trust (Kurage)
KTL: IV (Editions Mego)
KASAI ALLSTARS: In the 7th moon, the chief turned into a swimming fish... (Crammed)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: PHNONG INSTRUMENTS ETHNIC GROUP RECORDED IN MONDOLKIRI CAMBODIA IN APRIL 2007 (Kink Gong)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: UYGHUR SONGS FROM XINJIANG RECORDED IN YUNNAN CHINA IN JULY 2007 (Kink Gong)
ARVE HENRIKSEN: Cartography (ECM)
MAMAROU FUJIEDA: Patterns of Plants II (Tzadik)
SCORCES: Dreamers of decadence (Volcanic Tongue)
LOREN CONNORS: The Moon Last Night (Family Vineyard)
HEATHER LEIGH MURRAY: Devil If You Can Hear Me (Not Not Fun)
JAMES FERRARO: Marble Surf (New Age Tapes)
BLACK BONED ANGEL: The endless coming into life (20BuckSpin)
GROUP INERANE: Guitars from Agadez (Sublime Frequencies)
SHIZUKA: Live/Traditional Aesthetics (PSF)
KAYHAN KALHOUR AND BROOKLYN RIDER: Silent City (World Village)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Mauritius Ravanne Drum (Ocora)
HUONG THANH: Cai Luong Theatre Music (Ocora)
RST: Tomorrow's Void (Utech)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Delta Dandies - Dance Bands in Nigeria 1936-1941 (Savannaphone)
POLK MILLER: The Story & Music of Polk Miller & The Old South Quartette : (Tompkins Square)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Audible Geography (Room 40)
AMPLIFIER MACHINE: Her mouth is an outlaw (12K)
BURNT HILLS: Tonite we ride (Flipped Out)
CLOUWBECK(RICHARD SKELTON): A Moraine (Sustain-Release)
BERNHARD FLEISCHMANN: Angst is not a weltanschauung (Morr Music)
CURTIS FULLER: Complete Savoy Recordings (Lonehill Jazz)
YOSHI WADA: The appointed cloud (EM Records)
IBIMENI: Garifuna traditional music from Guatemala (Sub Rosa)

recordings

Did you find it?, 2009
cassette on Object Tapes

Translations Of Opacity - For Michelangelo Antonioni, 2008
track "non so" chosen for this and/OAR online compilation inspired by the late great director

You Get So Alone, 2008
oud piece "black sand" on this Harha-askel comp

Wrack, 2008
cassette release of oud recordings on Sloow Tapes

Airport Symphony, 2007
track "between" on the online room 40 compilation

Ophelia Wanders, 2007
full-length cdr of acoustic guitar improv compositions on Harha-Askel

Like Twilight Bleeding, 2007
3" cdr-ep with 3 acoustic guitar improv compositions on New American Folk Hero

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